Duration: 3h, winter only
What You'll See: Downtown, Old Montreal, Quartier des Spectacles (Festival & Arts Quarter)
(approx. $50 USD)
This tour departs from the lobby of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, located at 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Downtown
Minimum recommended age is 8 years, contact us if you have younger children.
Departures at 10:30am from Thursday to Monday
Available as a public tour from November to March and as a private tour year-round
Includes the discounted entrance to the Observatoire Place Ville Marie
What you’ll see
You’ll walk through tunnels, emerge to beautiful atrium views, admire (or critique) public art, pass an ice-skating rink the middle of a food court, see Montreal’s Metro, and even discover how a mall was constructed underneath a Church placed upon stilts. Along the way you’ll learn why the Montreal Underground City network is so vital to the city’s economy.
The finishing touch
The tour ends with an unparalleled view of Montreal at the Observatoire Place Ville Marie where you’ll ride the elevator up to the 46th floor. You’ll observe the Saint Lawrence River, Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Quartier des spectacles, the Olympic Stadium tower to name a few, and your guide will be right there with you to point out the most interesting sights and neighbourhoods.
Best activity for a cold day
On those cold wintry days, you’ll be happy to be warm inside discovering a whole new world – or underworld – of Montreal, and be thankful not to get lost down there on your own.
This walking tour meets in the lobby of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Downtown Montreal
- Walking distance of many Montreal hotels
- 5 minute indoor walk from METRO BONAVENTURE
For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.
The majority of the tours run in English, but as you probably know, Montreal is a French/English bilingual city and so are all our guides. For private groups we can operate the tour in English, French, or Spanish. Please contact us.
If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Yes, booking in advance is required. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
Yes they certainly are. Our minimum recommended age is 8 years old, however infants in body carriers are welcome.
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Magaret. Rochester, New York
My husband and I booked this tour because it was going to a frigidly cold weekend. The tour was fascinating. Underground is so much more than malls. Guide was very knowledgeable and showed us not only underground but also above-ground but inside art and other interesting facts. Highly recommended!